19.02.2012 [SB Nation Atlanta (blog)] - The two big ones are cornerback Brent Grimes and middle linebacker Curtis Lofton. Those two far and away possess the most open market appeall: both are in the prime of their careers, both are Pro Bowl-caliber starters (many around the league feel
06.03.2012 [CBSSports.com (blog)] - Former Falcons linebacker Curtis Lofton is headed for the open market and he makes sense. As CBSSports.com's Pete Prisco points out, Lofton is better against the run than the pass, and that was one of the Bills' biggest weaknesses a year ago.
20.02.2012 [USA TODAY] - Falcons MLB Curtis Lofton -- He's worked his way into being a solid three-down player and defensive leader. We're giving him the nod over CB Brent Grimes, who battled injuries and inconsistency in 2011 after a Pro Bowl year in 2010.
06.03.2012 [Bleacher Report] - In today's pass-happy NFL, solid cover cornerbacks come at a premium, so it wasn't exactly a surprise to see the Atlanta Falcons forgo placing their franchise tag on linebacker Curtis Lofton in favor of using it on cornerback Brent Grimes.
Curtis Tremayne Lofton (born June 2, 1986) is an American football linebacker for the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the University of Oklahoma, and earned All-American honors. He was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the second round of the 2008 NFL Draft.
07.03.2012 [Baltimore Sun (blog)] - London Fletcher of the Washington Redskins, Stephen Tulloch of the Detroit Lions and Curtis Lofton of the Atlanta Falcons are a few of the top free agent inside linebackers. Williams, who had five sacks in five games as an outside linebacker in 2011
07.03.2012 [Cyberpresse] - L'ailier droit John Abraham, qui a réussi neuf sacs pour le plus haut total chez les Falcons, et le secondeur Curtis Lofton sont tous les deux joueurs autonomes. Les Falcons travailleront sous les ordres de leur nouveau coordonnateur à la défensive
06.03.2012 [San Antonio Express] - Right end John Abraham, who had a team-high 9½ sacks, and middle linebacker Curtis Lofton, are free agents. The Falcons will work under new defensive coordinator Mike Nolan in 2012. Despite advancing to the playoffs in three of the last four seasons
05.03.2012 [Philadelphia Daily News (blog)] - I know Ike Reese wants them to go after that Falcons linebacker, Curtis Lofton, who so far has not been franchised, as the clock ticks toeward the 4 pm deadline. I defer to Ike on linebackers. I think Lofton is an upgrade on what the Eagles have.
13.02.2012 [Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)] - I had defensive end John Abraham slotted fourth, behind Grimes, linebacker Curtis Lofton and center Todd McClure. But for the first time, I'm starting to think they may lose both Grimes and Abraham. The website ProFootballFocus, which keeps a nice
29.02.2012 [ESPN (blog)] - At least at the moment, Atlanta middle linebacker Curtis Lofton is scheduled to become a free agent. The Falcons could re-sign him, but there's speculation he may want a lot of money and the Falcons may not want to pay it because Lofton is not great in
01.03.2012 [CSNwashington.com (blog)] - There is a fairly deep class of young, potential starters at inside linebacker in free agency, including Dan Connor of the Panthers, Curtis Lofton of the Falcons, David Hawthorne of Seattle, and Stephen Tulloch of the Lions, among others.
06.03.2012 [Rant Sports] - Curtis Lofton, ILB, Falcons (26): I'll be surprised if the Falcons don't resign this guy. He's in the top tier group of linebackers and should be paid accordingly. 3. David Hawthorne, ILB, Seahawks (27): Talented linebacker who's looking for a pay day.
07.03.2012 [Yahoo! Sports] - The other two defensive stars that are still on the free agent market are defensive end John Abraham and linebacker Curtis Lofton. If the team is only capable of bringing back one, I would fully expect them to go after Lofton as he if considered by
06.03.2012 [NBCSports.com] - The big question left for the Falcons is whether or not they will retain defensive end John Abraham and middle linebacker Curtis Lofton. Abraham looks likely to leave while the outlook for Lofton is murkier. A week before teams can publicly declare
07.03.2012 [Macon Telegraph (blog)] - What made it odd was that Falcons linebacker Curtis Lofton had a flag thrown on him earlier in the game for a weaker hit on Marques Colston. But the Saints got away with it that night, and that's the problem. They seem to try and get away with things
06.03.2012 [Pro Football Weekly] - Decoud has been a consistent starter on Atlanta's back end for three seasons now. After franchising CB Brent Grimes, Atlanta's top free agents still left unsigned are MLB Curtis Lofton, DE John Abraham and WR Harry Douglas.
02.03.2012 [Pats Pulpit] - Curtis Lofton. Lofton finished fifth in the league in tackles and led the Falcons for the third consecutive year. He isn't great in pass coverage, but is one of the better linebackers in the league against the run. I'm guessing that one of Atlanta's
29.02.2012 [The Falcoholic] - If the Falcons allow Curtis Lofton to walk, it might not be so they can give Akeem Dent a starting job. Mychal Kendricks is a prototype middle linebacker with crazy speed (4.47 40), excellent tackling skills and decent coverage ability.
24.02.2012 [Dawg Pound Daily] - LB Curtis Lofton, Atlanta Falcons – Lofton, 25, is a solid outside linebacker who was fifth in the NFL in tackles last season. Lofton will likely seek a contract similar to New York Jets linebacker David Harris, who received a four-year
13.02.2012 [The Falcoholic] - He then landed Curtis Lofton, Harry Douglas, Thomas DeCoud, and Kroy Biermann, all of whom would have significant roles in the years ahead. His misses in this particular draft were mostly later on, though whiffing on Chevis Jackson in the third doesn't
22.02.2012 [Bleeding Green Nation] - But other 'backers may be available, including Curtis Lofton of the Falcons, Stephen Tulloch of the Lions and the Redskins' London Fletcher It seems unlikely that Tulloch would leave Detroit , and it remains to be seen what new defensive coordinator
27.02.2012 [Pro Football Weekly] - Jackson's re-signing leaves the Redskins' London Fletcher, the Falcons' Curtis Lofton, the Lions' Stephen Tulloch and the Seahawks' David Hawthorne as the top middle linebackers slated to become free agents.
19.02.2012 [The Viking Age] - Curtis Lofton is a really good player but the Falcons won't let him go. London Fletcher is way, way too old. Guys like Jovan Belcher, Chase Blackburn and Joe Mays are run-stopping guys who can't cover for crap and are therefore of no interest.